The Faculty of Information Technology, a member of Thai Nguyen University,was established on December 14th, 2001 under the Decision No. 6946/QD-BGD ĐT-TCCB of the Ministry of Education and Training.

The Faculty of Information Technology operated according to the coordinating model in managing and training with the Institute of Information Technology of Vietnam Science and Technology Academy with the function and duty of human resources training, scientific research and technology transfer in the field of information and communication technology for the industrialization and modernization of the Northern midland and mountainous areas in particular and of the nation in general.

After 10 years of construction and development, on March 30th, 2011, the Prime Minister signed the Decision No. 468/QD-TTg regarding the foundation of University of Information and Communication Technology on the basis of upgrading Faculty of Information Technology under Thai Nguyen University.